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Languages spoken: Armenian, Russian, Spanish, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 34%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 33%
    21 years
  3. Appeals: 33%
    21 years



Fixed (always), Pro bono (2%)

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Contact info

Orange County Office

30320 Rancho Viejo Road
Second Floor, Suite 9
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys

Downtown Los Angeles Office
523 West 6th Street Suite 737
Los Angeles, CA, 90014-1231



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sojourn Services for Battered Women, Legal ClinicN/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHill & Piibe2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPepperdine University School of Law2005 - Present
Supervising AttorneyAsylum and Refugee Law Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law2008 - 2012
PartnerHill, Piibe & Villegas2005 - 2012
AttorneyLaw Offices of Susan E. Hill1994 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationOfficer1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionOfficer1998 - Present
Pepperdine University School of Law Alumni PanelSpeaker2006 - 2008
National “Super Mentor” Committee for the National Center for Immigrant and Refugee ChildrenMentor2005 - 2006
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesBoard Member2004 - 2009
UCLA School of Law’s El Centro Asylum Law Clinic, Supervising AttorneySupervising Attorney (Volunteer)2004 - 2007
Moot Court Competition, Pepperdine University School of LawJudge1997 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Khodagholian v. Ashcroft, 355 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2003)appeal granted
Andia v. Ashcroft, 359 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 2004)appeal granted
Garcia-Gomez v. Ashcroft, 498 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2007)appeal granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
LACBA Newsletter, SpringPreliminary Issues in Filing Motions to Reopen2005
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationFinding a Way Around Deadlines and Number-Barred Motions in Removal Proceedings2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Ohio State UniversityEnglish Major; French MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesLegal Issues Relating to Domestic Violence (organizer)2009
Appellate Immigration Law/ Pincus CommunicationsBoard of Immigration Appeals (BIA): Process and Key Strategies Conference2009
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesWomen and Immigration (Moderator)2008
Pincus CommunicationsImmigration Litigation in the Ninth Circuit , Second Annual Conference2008
Mount St. Mary’s CollegeWomen and the Law2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesWomen and Immigration (organizer)2008
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDNA Issues; Child Status Protection Act2008
General Immigration Law/Alianza Group, San Gabriel/Pomona Valley Regional CenterUpdates on Immigration Law2004
Appellate Immigration Law/ L.A. County Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionNinth Circuit Training: Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Ninth Circuit Practice2004